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    04-17-2009, 09:30 PM
Let's just get back on the main topic.
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    04-18-2009, 12:50 AM
If you don't mind me asking, how are fake tails put in for AQHA classes? I show Hunter/Jumper and ours are braided in but how do you keep them from falling out??
    04-19-2009, 12:29 PM
Originally Posted by EquitationStar    
If you don't mind me asking, how are fake tails put in for AQHA classes? I show Hunter/Jumper and ours are braided in but how do you keep them from falling out??
They braid them in with the real tail and they usually don't if put in the correct way, and ju,pers do use them you just can't tell they are very small and are short.
    04-25-2009, 02:15 AM
I thought all halter classes allowed use of fake tails......my first breed show here in bc I was told if I wanted to seriously show my apha colt i'd need to get a tail extension......he was showing in yearling halter at the time

    05-10-2009, 04:23 PM
Ok so I show APHA and I have placed top 10 and top 5 at the world show in halter classes with a fake tail in, and yes it was a real halter class, not a performance one, as the horses I showed in these classes ONLY showed in halter...it was put in properly and to this day, looking at the pictures, you can't tell it was fake because we didn't use the under saddle type of huge bushy tail but simply a nice, lightweight tail to make my scraggly gelding's tail look normal... those huge tails should not be used in halter as it makes it difficult for the judge to see their back leg conformation, however a smaller fake can enhance this conformation by creating a straight line to compare against...using fake tails in different classes in different ways is no differrent than using different banding and braiding techniques to enhance their neck's appearance...and people, let's give fake tails a break! I understand how one that is too big or badly put in can ruin an appearance but so can bad banding and braiding...but if everything is done properly I don't think anyone can argue with it if they don't know it's there...and as for them being pissed off with the tail in there is a weight limit on them so I think there are worse things that our horses put up with ie- pulling manes, etc.

Last thought- halter horses are about displaying natural beauty and conformation, but we are allowed to jazz them up by highlighting these natural features by cutting and banding manes, making tails proportional to hind ends (nothing worse on a halter horse than a spindly tail and a HUGE butt!), fancy halters to highlight jowles, product on their faces, etc.
    05-11-2009, 06:03 PM
I use a tail on my performance halter mare and I do wetsern pleasure and hunt seat and it weighs 2lbs and seriously she acts like it wasnt even there, she never swishes her tail or anything. I do agree in have a small one for halter class maybe with a round end, I love halter horses!
    05-12-2009, 10:21 AM
I personally have seen some fake tails put in so bad that it moves in the opposite direction as the real tail. I would say that if you are going to use them, know how to use them properly. If they are done right you shouldnt be able to even see them.
    05-15-2009, 09:00 PM
It isn't illegal to put a fake tail on a halter horse for AQHA. Most of the time it is done on a horse that has a thin tail. You don't want a really bushy looking one. It can be tied in and hidden well, or if you really want to go all the way you can put extensions in by doing surgical knots. It takes hours but seriously makes a wonderful looking tail on the halter horse. Also, a lot of halter people use tails to help hide little flaws with the back legs (Not perfect hocks etc.). When you are banding a horse for halter you really need to practice and know you can make the bands small and tight. It puts the final shine on all the work that you put into them.

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